Jim Koontz and Ali Awad began a small, efficient company and have stayed small and efficient. “This allows us to be selective about whom we work for,” Awad says. “Remodeling is a lot more fun when you work for people you like.”
That’s a fitting sentiment for these design/build business owners who first met through their wives and who walked their dogs together as they talked houses and design in their southwest Minneapolis neighborhood. Now 80% of their work is in that same neighborhood.